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International Travel

Students seeking support for travel to present a paper at an international conference should apply through the Office of the Vice President for Research: Foreign Travel Assistance Program

Detailed Guidelines


Domestic Travel

A doctoral student receiving an invitation to present a paper at a professional meeting within the Continental United States may submit a travel request through the Warnell Graduate Programs Office to the Graduate School. Below are the guidelines provided by the Graduate School. Please read carefully to make sure you meet the requirements to apply for funds.

The following Graduate School Travel Guidelines will be used in considering all requests:

  1. Funding is provided for doctoral students only.
  2. Applicants should be reporting results of their dissertation research and should be the primary author of the publication or presentation.
  3. The meeting or conference must be of regional or national importance.
  4. Travel requests will be limited to one trip per student per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
  5. Students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.50 based on at least five semesters of full-time (Fall/Spring 9+ hrs, Summer 6+ hrs) graduate study at UGA with no grades of Incomplete.
  6. Funding will not be provided to students employed as instructors or classified employees.
  7. The applicant must be registered for classes during the semester of travel. If a student is traveling between semesters, he/she must be registered for the semester following travel.
  8. The Graduate School requires a Request for Authority to Travel form, which must be accompanied by an abstract of the research to be presented and evidence that the student's research has been accepted for presentation. All materials should be emailed to the Graduate Program Administrator before the deadline.

The above criteria are minimum for applying for travel funds. Please do not assume that meeting these criteria will automatically guarantee funding. Departmental funding in support of the student's travel will greatly enhance the student's chances for Graduate School funding. The amount of the award will be based on such factors as prevailing costs at the meeting site, distance traveled, whether the meeting is national or regional and the availability of funds. No student will be reimbursed more than the actual cost of the trip.